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as of April 25, 2017

DeVry University

3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5799
(630) 571-7700

*Previous names: Bell and Howell Education Group, Inc. to DeVRY, Inc. (1983) to DeVry Institutes (1988) to DeVry University (2002)

The information on this page describes the accreditation relationship between this institution and the Higher Learning Commission. General information about the Commission and the accreditation process is provided at the end of this document. In addition, links to definitions are provided for many of the terms used.

Accreditation Information

Current status: Accredited

Accreditation granted:02/01/2002
Historical note:* Note on date of accreditation: Accredited as a single entity on February 1, 2002. The result of a merger of DeVry Institutes, first accredited in 1981, and Keller Graduate School of Management, first accredited in 1977.

Most recent reaffirmation of accreditation: 2012 - 2013

Next reaffirmation of accreditation: 2019 - 2020

Upcoming or In-Progress Reviews

2019 - 2020:Comprehensive Quality Review 

Most Recent History with the Commission

02/26/2013:Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP) 
09/04/2008:AQIP Review Panel (Admission)  
12/15/2006:Focused Evaluations - Institution's Request 

General Institutional Information

This section provides brief, general information about the institution’s organization and scope. The information is self-reported by the institution through the annual Institutional Update to the Commission. Additional information can be found at nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ or on the institution’s web site noted above.

Control: Private FP

Degree programs (number in each category): Associates (2), Bachelors (14), Masters (8)

Certificate programs (number offered): 17

Off-Campus Activities (This listing was last updated: 04/20/2017; the information may not be current.) The institution’s accreditation includes courses and programs at:

In-State:   Campuses:   DeVry University - Chicago Campus - Chicago, IL; DeVry University - Orlando Campus - Orlando, FL;
    Additional Locations:   DeVry University - Addison - Addison, IL; DeVry University - Chicago/Loop - Chicago, IL; DeVry University - Chicago/O'Hare - Chicago, IL; DeVry University - Downers Grove - Downers Grove, IL; DeVry University - Elgin - Elgin, IL; DeVry University - Gurnee - Gurnee, IL; DeVry University - Naperville - Naperville, IL; DeVry University - Tinley Park - Tinley Park, IL;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   DeVry University - Arlington Campus - Arlington, VA; DeVry University - Columbus Campus - Columbus, OH; DeVry University - Decatur Campus - Decatur, GA; DeVry University - Houston Campus - Houston, TX; DeVry University - Irving Campus - Irving, TX; DeVry University - Kansas City Campus - Kansas City, MO; DeVry University - Miramar Campus - Miramar, FL; DeVry University - North Brunswick Campus - North Brunswick, NJ; DeVry University - Philadelphia Campus - Philadelphia, PA; DeVry University - Phoenix Campus - Phoenix, AZ; DeVry University - Pomona Campus - Pomona, CA; DeVry University - Westminster Campus - Westminster, CO;
    Additional Locations:   DeVry University - Alpharetta - Alpharetta, GA; DeVry University - Anaheim - Anaheim, CA; DeVry University - Atlanta/Cobb-Galleria - Atlanta, GA; DeVry University - Austin - Austin, TX; DeVry University - Bakersfield - Bakersfield, CA; DeVry College of New York – Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY; DeVry University - Charlotte - Charlotte, NC; DeVry University - Cherry Hill - Cherry Hill, NJ; DeVry University - South Hampton Roads - Chesapeake, VA; DeVry University - Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH; DeVry University - Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO; DeVry University - Colton - Colton, CA; DeVry University - Dayton - Dayton, OH; Decatur High School - Decatur, GA; DeVry University - Gwinnett - Duluth, GA; DeVry University - Folsom - Folsom, CA; DeVry University - Fremont - Fremont, CA; DeVry University - Fresno - Fresno, CA; DeVry University - Ft. Washington Campus - Ft. Washington, PA; DeVry University - Glendale - Glendale, AZ; DeVry University - Henderson - Henderson, NV; DeVry University - Cleveland - Independence, OH; DeVry University - Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL; Chamberlain College of Nursing - Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV; DeVry University - Long Beach - Long Beach, CA; DeVry University - Merrillville - Merrillville, IN; DeVry University - Mesa - Mesa, AZ; DeVry University - Mesquite - Mesquite, TX; DeVry University - Raleigh-Durham - Morrisville, NC; DeVry University - Nashville - Nashville, TN; DeVry College of New York - Manhattan - New York, NY; DeVry University - Oakland - Oakland, CA; DeVry University - Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City, OK; DeVry University - Palmdale - Palmdale, CA; DeVry University - Paramus - Paramus, NJ; DeVry College of New York - Queens - Rego Park, NY; DeVry University - San Antonio - San Antonio, TX; DeVry University - San Diego - San Diego, CA; DeVry University - San Jose - San Jose, CA; DeVry University - Sherman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, CA; DeVry University - Henry County - Stockbridge, GA; DeVry University - Twentynine Palms - Twentynine Palms, CA;
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.

About HLC and Accreditation

Institutions of higher education in the United States seek accreditation through two types of accreditation agencies, institutional and specialized. Institutional accreditation agencies are classified as regional and national.

National accreditation associations focus on certain types of colleges such as trade and technical institutions, or religious colleges such as seminaries and bible colleges.

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The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Institutions that HLC accredits are evaluated against HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status.

HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation reflect a set of guiding values. The accreditation process is based on a system of peer review. Approximately 1,300 educators from institutions of higher education serve as peer reviewers conducting accreditation evaluations for other institutions. Peer reviewers also serve on committees that make up the decision-making bodies of the accreditation process.

Evaluation Process
HLC accreditation assures quality by verifying that an institution (1) meets standards and (2) is engaged in continuous improvement. In addition, all institution’s are required to complete an annual filing of the Institutional Update, undergo annual monitoring of financial and non-financial indicators, and adhere to HLC policies and practices on institutional change.

Peer reviewers trained in HLC’s standards evaluate institution’s demonstration of whether they meet the Criteria for Accreditation and make recommendations to HLC’s decision-making bodies.

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The Board of Trustees appoints and authorizes members of the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) to conduct reviews and take actions on the majority of accreditation recommendations. IAC members consist of representatives of academic institutions accredited by HLC, as well as members of the public. Detailed information on IAC processes is found in HLC’s policies on decision-making.

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Actions that are taken by HLC regarding an institution’s accreditation status are disclosed to the public. Beginning July 2013, in all cases of issuing continued accreditation, placing an institution on or resolving a sanction, or withdrawing accreditation, the Action Letter issued to the institution is made available for viewing and the institution’s status in HLC’s online directory is updated. Public Disclosure Notices are also issued in cases of sanction to provide the public more detail of the issues leading to sanction.

Complaints Against HLC Accredited Institutions
Each year, HLC receives a number of complaints about institutions from faculty, students, and other parties. HLC has established a clear distinction between individual grievances and complaints that appear to involve broad institutional practices. Where a complaint does raise issues regarding the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Criteria of Accreditation, HLC forwards the complaint to the institution and requests a formal response.

Complainants with specific claims related to the Americans with Disabilities Act or employment discrimination should seek prior review of such claims by the appropriate federal agencies. HLC may ask for the report or record of such review in determining whether it can proceed to consider the claim as a complaint related to compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation.